Block 61 - Khazzan and Makarem Gas Fields Development

Tight Gas - Execution


Location  Block 61, Central Oman - Oman
Investment  650,000,000 USD
Announced  9/15/2006
Completion  6/15/2017
Recent Update 
2/2/2015 
BP is expected to award contracts on packages for export pipelines at Khazzan Tight Gas Project during the second quarter of 2015. The company has received EPC bid prices from contractors to carry out work on the project’s condensate and gas export pipelines. Companies bidding for the two packages are: Galfar Engineering & Contracting (Oman), Gulf Petrochemical Services & Trading (GPS, Oman), Punj Lloyd (India) and The Oman Construction Company (Toco).
Scope  The Khazzan/Makarem gas fields, covers an area of some 2,800 square kilometers in central Oman, tight natural gas fields have originally discovered in 1993 but have remained undeveloped due to the complexity of their 'tight gas' reservoirs.

The two fields could potentially yield reserves of 100-120 trillion cu.ft of gas from previous estimation of 30-40 trillion cu.ft of gas. All wells will be connected to the nearby Saih Rawl gas plant. The two fields contain a mix of sour and sweet gas in four tight reservoirs: Barik, Miqrat, Amri and Buah.

The project work includes drilling of 9 wells to depths of 4,650 metres, construction of a central processing facility and installation of pipelines for the supply of feed gas.

According to the gas processing agreexment, BP has launched an Extended Well Test (EWT) scheme that will allow for appraisal gas from the four wells to be fed to the government owned gas processing plant at Saih Rawl, which will then feed the gas into the Omani gas network for domestic consumption.

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